Tag: Bob Potrzuski

Sitka considers a plastic bag fee to reduce pollution

Sitka has taken the first step towards passing policy to reduce plastics in the environment, joining the ranks of other communities around the state. The ordinance - passed by a 4-2 vote on first reading by the Sitka Assembly Tuesday night (09-11-18) - would require vendors to charge customers 15 cents for every plastic bag and 10 cents for every paper bag. Read More

City raises rates for water, waste

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Sitka Assembly voted, on second and final reading, to raise water rates by 22 percent to help pay for an additional water source. This wasn’t without push-back from several members who voted against the ordinance, concerns shared by those who voted for it. Read More
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